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WATCH: KSR leads the famous Peabody Duck March

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To make up for kicking KSR out of the lobby during yesterday’s radio show, The Peabody invited Matt, Ryan, Shannon, and Drew to be honorary duckmasters for the famous Peabody Duck March this morning.

If you’ve never been before, the duck march is a big, big thing. The ducks come down from their home on the roof of The Peabody hotel at 11 a.m. every day to get in the fountain, and at 5 p.m., go back up for the night. The ceremony of bringing them down draws in over 200,000 visitors to The Peabody each year, and this morning, hundreds of people crowded around the fountain in the lobby to watch our motley crew do the honors. I’ve been coming to the Peabody to watch the march since I was a little girl, so getting to tag along to document the behind-the-scenes action was really, really cool.

Here’s the reserved seat and a close up of one of the duck canes Matt, Ryan, Drew, and Shannon received:

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Shannon’s certificate:

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The fountain:

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And the behind-the-scenes footage of us going up the elevator to get the ducks, one of the most surreal things we may have ever done:

And another angle of the big moment from our Facebook page:

Thanks again to The Peabody for inviting us to be part of such a big event. We are definitely #TeamDuck.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

13 Comments for WATCH: KSR leads the famous Peabody Duck March

  1. KTR2786
    1:07 pm March 24, 2017 Permalink

    Those canes are sweet.

  2. InigoMontoya
    1:16 pm March 24, 2017 Permalink

    Definitely “the most ridiculous manner possible!” Thanks!

  3. Cousins Fake Tooth
    1:22 pm March 24, 2017 Permalink

    I would of told them to shove it.

    • ClutchCargo
      1:57 pm March 24, 2017 Permalink

      What purpose would that have served, though? It’s better to graciously accept the apology and move on. They even got some free publicity and really awesome swag as a result.

    • CATandMONKEY
      2:56 pm March 24, 2017 Permalink

      I would not have…

  4. Cat Fan
    1:26 pm March 24, 2017 Permalink

    I think it was a great gesture!

  5. lexslamman
    1:37 pm March 24, 2017 Permalink

    The whole thing seemed out of character for The Peabody, which is usually known for being friendly and a good sport, both as a business and as personnel. Glad to see the hatchet buried.

  6. Cals Hoverboard
    1:51 pm March 24, 2017 Permalink

    From being on Inside Edition to being Honorary Duck Master ! Greatest week ever for Drew !

  7. IstandUPatGames
    2:13 pm March 24, 2017 Permalink

    I would imagine that the buzz created by KSR listeners generated (didn’t one caller say he cancelled a reservation there?) had something to do with it… a shout out to KSR listeners/readers for being so important to businesses that they do things like this would have been a nice addition to this story… but like the whole Lynn Marshall hullabalu, its always about the celebritas of KSR and not the team or the fans… anyone remember when Matt was just one of us with a blog?

    • CATandMONKEY
      3:01 pm March 24, 2017 Permalink

      Yup but this is now his sole livelihood and the livelihood of several other full-time employees. We…or you certainly don’t have to read or listen. The whole Lynn Marshall issue obviously eluded you like many others: it became a big deal ONLY when SHE tried to have the NCAA get involved because she was a butthurt coach’s wife.
      If Ellen Calipari acted even slightly like that some rival blogger would have tried to make a much bigger stink.

  8. canecat
    3:26 pm March 24, 2017 Permalink

    Wish my students were as well behaved as the ducks. Very sweet.

  9. catheaven
    4:56 pm March 24, 2017 Permalink

    That was so cool, Tyler, thank you. Never heard of this and will check this out on their website. Might have to go there. I couldn’t tell on the video what the ducks did once they got off the elevator. Need to see that! LOL Thank you.